Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures

Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures Foreword by Harriet Walter Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell s acclaimed biography First Lady including over stu

  • Title: Clementine Churchill: A Life in Pictures
  • Author: Sonia Purnell
  • ISBN: 178131909X
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Foreword by Harriet Walter Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell s acclaimed biography, First Lady , including over 100 stunning and rarely seen photographs Without Winston Churchill s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never Foreword by Harriet Walter Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell s acclaimed biography, First Lady , including over 100 stunning and rarely seen photographs Without Winston Churchill s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister By his own admission, his role in the Second World War would have been impossible but for Clemmie That Clementine should have become Britain s First Lady was by no means preordained She may have been born an aristocrat but her childhood was far from gilded Deprived of affection, a secure home and sometimes even food on the table, by the time she entered high society she had become the target of cruel snobbery Yet in Winston she discovered a partner as emotionally insecure as herself and in his career she found her mission Theirs was a marriage that was to change the course of history.Clementine gave Winston confidence, conviction and counsel Not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of the war, she also exerted an influence over her husband and his governments that might be judged scandalous today Her ability to manage this exceptional man, and to charm Britain s allies, earned her the deep respect of world leaders, ministers, generals and critics alike While her tireless work to alleviate suffering on the Home Front and abroad made her a champion to many in the population at large.From the personal and political upheavals of the Great War, through the Churchills wilderness years in the 1930s, to Clementine s desperate efforts to sustain Winston during the struggle against Hitler, Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures continues to uncover the memory of one of the most remarkable women of modern times Get A Copy StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 240 pages Expected publication October 8th 2019 by White Lion Publishing More Details ISBN 178131909X ISBN13 9781781319093 Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Clementine Churchill, please sign up

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book, a fully illustrated edition of Sonia Purnell s famed bio FIRST LADY, includes over 100 stunning rarely seen photos revealing Clemmie as never beforeNGRYWe see her as a child hungry for love, security and even food despite her birthright as an aristocrat As a young woman bullied in high society A wife whose husband Winston, emotionally wounded as she, nonetheless offers her purpose through his career that calls them to make history together.DUCKADILLYThere is a poignant shot with toddler Marigold, nicknamed Duckadilly, who died of septicemia rarely spoken of again by Clementine, who felt guilt for being away when her child took ill.BLITZ BOMBEDMore photos feature her famous head wraps, worn in solidarity with female factory workers An arresting shot traveling the Thames with Winnie, roads too blitz bombed to traverse in 40 Swathed in a satin robe and borrowed tiara at the coronation of Elizabeth II Her note laid on her husband s grave with a wreath of roses TRIUMPH And so many , offering a triumphant record of a life lived valiantly, with text that adds luster and depth I highly recommend this pictorial masterpiece for lovers of history and remarkable women Pub Date 08 Oct 2019.Thanks to Sonia Purnell, Quarto Publishing Group White Lion Publishing, and NetGalley for the review copy Opinions are mine ClementineChurchill NetGalley flag 9 likesLike see review Aug 29, 2019 Moonkiszt rated it it was amazing Shelves aging a little bit older and deeper, feminine divine ish, grow old gracefully, gutsy gals, historical conflicts, jolly old england, military involved, politics philosophiesofhumans, re readable, romance mostly tolerable Clementine Churchill A Life in PicturesExquisite photographs, showing this beautiful woman, standing by her man through thick and thin, in war and peace and despite all her own unmet wishes and dreams Before reading this book, I had little to no knowledge of this woman Now I m going after I m curious and ready to spend my reading time on her.Because of the tumultuous times they lived in and in which they were photographed, throughout the 200 pages you see far than Mrs Chur Clementine Churchill A Life in PicturesExquisite photographs, showing this beautiful woman, standing by her man through thick and thin, in war and peace and despite all her own unmet wishes and dreams Before reading this book, I had little to no knowledge of this woman Now I m going after I m curious and ready to spend my reading time on her.Because of the tumultuous times they lived in and in which they were photographed, throughout the 200 pages you see far than Mrs Churchill You have the family, and the uber famous Winston Churchill, England and war in all its varieties But there are other scenes I didn t expect tennis courts, a mother with a troublesome son, a glamourous party puss with catchy round dark glasses Mrs C mixes and mingles with Eleanor Roosevelt, and in charity groups assisting the hoi polloi, in temples of art, in the fields of battle and serving tea from her own sitting room I highly recommend this book, 5 stars worth But my favorite The picture on the front of the book She is the very picture of a woman who doesn t suffer fools, and brooks no argument Bone deep beauty, with a mysteriousness that hits you in an afterthought, not quite confirmable but you believe it is there like you believe in the dawn Her eyes snap on you and you feel Seen And that s just a book cover Her real live presentation must have been breathtaking A Sincere thank you to Sonia Purnell, White Lion Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC to read and review flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 24, 2019 Janet rated it liked it Shelves 2019ng when i read, artsyfartsybx, kindle When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition of Sonia Purnell s acclaimed biography, First Lady, including over 100 stunning and rarely seen photographs Without Winston Churchill s inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister By his own admission, his role in the Second World War would have been impossible but for Clemmie That Clementine should have become Britain s First Lady was by no means preordained She may have been born an aristocrat but her childhood was far from gilded.Deprived of affection, a secure home and sometimes even food on the table, by the time she entered high society she had become the target of cruel snobbery Yet in Winston she discovered a partner as emotionally insecure as herself in his career, she found her mission Theirs was a marriage that was to change the course of history.Clementine gave Winston confidence, conviction and counsel Not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of the war, but she also exerted an influence over her husband and his governments that might be judged scandalous today Her ability to manage this exceptional man, and to charm Britain s allies, earned her the deep respect of world leaders, ministers, generals and critics alike While her tireless work to alleviate suffering on the Home Front and abroad made her a champion to many in the population at large.From the personal and political upheavals of the Great War, through the Churchills wilderness years in the 1930s, to Clementine s desperate efforts to sustain Winston during the struggle against Hitler, Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures continues to uncover the memory of one of the most remarkable women of modern times This was a fascinating biography of the woman behind the man Clementine was a force to be reckoned with and this book was a homage to that The book was well written but as most of the photos were redacted on the ARC I was given to read, it is hard to evaluate the book and what was being shown in said photos This is a serious flaw in asking someone to review a book that has the word PICTURES in the title as a result, I am giving it a middle of the road 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 31, 2019 Lilisa rated it really liked it Shelves u k, history, biography, netgalley, 2019, non fiction The wife of one of the greatest British leaders who led Britain out of its darkest hour, Clementine Churchill played a significant role in her husband s career whether it was blunting the edge of his directness bordering on rudeness, or adroitly handling Charles de Gaulle when tensions ran high between him Churchill, she could be relied upon to help diffuse situations Her ability to charm people, speak her mind, yet do it gracefully and directly was a critical asset to Churchill She worked t The wife of one of the greatest British leaders who led Britain out of its darkest hour, Clementine Churchill played a significant role in her husband s career whether it was blunting the edge of his directness bordering on rudeness, or adroitly handling Charles de Gaulle when tensions ran high between him Churchill, she could be relied upon to help diffuse situations Her ability to charm people, speak her mind, yet do it gracefully and directly was a critical asset to Churchill She worked tirelessly to support her husband, fundraise for causes, all while she battled health issues and personal challenges A woman of character and fortitude, her influence on Churchill cannot be underestimated she played a pivotal role in many political discussions and decisions helping to influence and drive the course of history alongside her husband Sonia Purnell has done a great job depicting Clementine as a woman in action unafraid to speak her mind, vulnerable yet strong, and who dressed impeccably no matter the occasion A well executed book with great photos a recommended read Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 18, 2019 Leah rated it it was amazing Shelves biography Thank you NetGalley for an ARC.As a history buff, I ve read a lot about Winston Churchill, but ashamedly knew almost nothing about his wife Clementine, so when I saw this book, I jumped at the chance to read it Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures has two things going for it for those that don t normally read biography, or just don t have the time for a 500 page tome First off, it s short, just over 200 pages, and while the author does give us a little insight into Clementine s childhood a Thank you NetGalley for an ARC.As a history buff, I ve read a lot about Winston Churchill, but ashamedly knew almost nothing about his wife Clementine, so when I saw this book, I jumped at the chance to read it Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures has two things going for it for those that don t normally read biography, or just don t have the time for a 500 page tome First off, it s short, just over 200 pages, and while the author does give us a little insight into Clementine s childhood and upbringing, the majority of the book is about her as Clementine Churchill, politician s wife Second, the photos For me, I love having photos in the book while I m reading a biography, or history They give you a better sense of depth and understanding Many times you can see the strain on the person s face that the author is trying to describe, or see the changes in style, in this case, due to war Clementine, or Clemmie as Winston and family referred to her as, was an amazing woman for her generation Although she was from an upper class family, she was raised by a divorcee mother in often times destitute conditions She was a beauty, intelligent, and definitely had her own opinions about the world, politics, and women s roles Although unable to vote herself, she was a great campaigner for Winston and was probably responsible for his many of his political successes She often tried to temper his extremely conservative views during speeches in order to appeal to voters, but often times he failed to listen, although this would change She had an innate sense of what the populace was feeling, what the country needed, and she became a political celebrity in Britain much like Elenor Roosevelt did in the US during the same time period Clementine had her faults too She admittedly was not a caring and doting mother, and the relationships with her older children were strained She also suffered from depression and other health issues throughout her life Like Winston, Clementine dedicated her life to her country, knowing that some parts of her life would suffer, and that she would never be credited with the work or effort that she put into Winston, his career, her country, or the war This book has made me eager to read about Clementine I would recommend this book to anyone who loves biographies, history, or women s studies flag Like see review Jul 25, 2019 bookworm rated it really liked it This was a very interesting insight into a woman who was so much than a dutiful wife trailing behind her husband she was a force to be reckoned with today could easily have been a politician or diplomat in her own right From her difficult childhood, Clemmie developed a strong sense of purpose She was not easily swayed, turning down several marriage proposals to very suitable young men before finally meeting a young Winston Churchill, in whom she seemed to find a kindred spirit This was a very interesting insight into a woman who was so much than a dutiful wife trailing behind her husband she was a force to be reckoned with today could easily have been a politician or diplomat in her own right From her difficult childhood, Clemmie developed a strong sense of purpose She was not easily swayed, turning down several marriage proposals to very suitable young men before finally meeting a young Winston Churchill, in whom she seemed to find a kindred spirit He wasn t the aristocrat that her mother had hoped that she would marry, and their marriage was not without some significant challenges, however they were a true partnership, and it is widely acknowledged that without Clemmie, Winston Churchill would not have been the great statesman that he was As well as the public side of Clementine, we see something of the private side too the photos are a fabulous addition to the text.Disclosure I received an advance copy of this book free via NetGalley, but all opinions are my own flag Like see review Aug 12, 2019 Becky rated it really liked it Clementine Churchill was a woman defined by war and politics Her husband, Winston, is arguably one of the most important figures of the 20th century, however, his accomplishments would not have been possible without his wife Clementine Churchill, A Life in Pictures by Sonia Purnell examines the choices Clementine made and the lasting impacts she created Churchill represented a time when political wives were establishing their own roles and Clementine did so masterfully She took great care to Clementine Churchill was a woman defined by war and politics Her husband, Winston, is arguably one of the most important figures of the 20th century, however, his accomplishments would not have been possible without his wife Clementine Churchill, A Life in Pictures by Sonia Purnell examines the choices Clementine made and the lasting impacts she created Churchill represented a time when political wives were establishing their own roles and Clementine did so masterfully She took great care to position her husband for military and political success by crafting her own adept analytical mind Clementine Churchill is often overlooked because of her gender and her choice to support her husband s aspirations over her own, but her personal history was one that influenced the entire world during WWII The inclusion of pictures from Clementine s life only enriches the fascinating history flag Like see review Aug 26, 2019 Ni rated it it was amazing This is an abridged version of Sonia Purnell s biography of Mrs Churchill, supplemented with many fascinating photos However, it never feels as though anything is missing The subject of this story dealt with many difficult challenges, yet maintained her strength and dignity, and this is very apparent in the photos The quality of many of the photos is quite exceptional as well you rather feel you are looking at an art book, not just a biography I am eager to get a print copy of this book fo This is an abridged version of Sonia Purnell s biography of Mrs Churchill, supplemented with many fascinating photos However, it never feels as though anything is missing The subject of this story dealt with many difficult challenges, yet maintained her strength and dignity, and this is very apparent in the photos The quality of many of the photos is quite exceptional as well you rather feel you are looking at an art book, not just a biography I am eager to get a print copy of this book for my students to peruse.Thank you to the publishers and to NetGalley for the digital ARC flag Like see review Leah rated it liked it Aug 23, 2019 Ashton marked it as to read Jul 16, 2019 The Quarto Group marked it as to read Jul 19, 2019 Carol Troxell marked it as to read Jul 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      Sonia Purnell is a biographer and journalist who has worked at The Economist, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times Her book Clementine The Life of Mrs Winston Churchill published as First Lady in the UK was chosen as a book of the year by The Telegraph and The Independent, and was a finalist for the Plutarch Award Her first book, Just Boris, was longlisted for the Orwell prize.

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    1. SOUL When you photograph a face .you photograph the soul behind it, said famed film director Jean Luc Godard This marvelous book, a fully illustrated edition of Sonia Purnell s famed bio FIRST LADY, includes over 100 stunning rarely seen photos revealing Clemmie as never beforeNGRYWe see her as a child hungry for love, security and even food despite her birthright as an aristocrat As a young woman bullied in high society A wife whose husband Winston, emotionally wounded as she, noneth SOUL When [...]


    2. Clementine Churchill A Life in PicturesExquisite photographs, showing this beautiful woman, standing by her man through thick and thin, in war and peace and despite all her own unmet wishes and dreams Before reading this book, I had little to no knowledge of this woman Now I m going after I m curious and ready to spend my reading time on her.Because of the tumultuous times they lived in and in which they were photographed, throughout the 200 pages you see far than Mrs Chur Clementine Churchill [...]


    3. When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures is a fully illustrated and abridged edition When i [...]


    4. The wife of one of the greatest British leaders who led Britain out of its darkest hour, Clementine Churchill played a significant role in her husband s career whether it was blunting the edge of his directness bordering on rudeness, or adroitly handling Charles de Gaulle when tensions ran high between him Churchill, she could be relied upon to help diffuse situations Her ability to charm people, speak her mind, yet do it gracefully and directly was a critical asset to Churchill She worked t The [...]


    5. Thank you NetGalley for an ARC.As a history buff, I ve read a lot about Winston Churchill, but ashamedly knew almost nothing about his wife Clementine, so when I saw this book, I jumped at the chance to read it Clementine Churchill A Life in Pictures has two things going for it for those that don t normally read biography, or just don t have the time for a 500 page tome First off, it s short, just over 200 pages, and while the author does give us a little insight into Clementine s childhood a Th [...]


    6. This was a very interesting insight into a woman who was so much than a dutiful wife trailing behind her husband she was a force to be reckoned with today could easily have been a politician or diplomat in her own right From her difficult childhood, Clemmie developed a strong sense of purpose She was not easily swayed, turning down several marriage proposals to very suitable young men before finally meeting a young Winston Churchill, in whom she seemed to find a kindred spirit This was a very i [...]


    7. Clementine Churchill was a woman defined by war and politics Her husband, Winston, is arguably one of the most important figures of the 20th century, however, his accomplishments would not have been possible without his wife Clementine Churchill, A Life in Pictures by Sonia Purnell examines the choices Clementine made and the lasting impacts she created Churchill represented a time when political wives were establishing their own roles and Clementine did so masterfully She took great care to Cle [...]


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